Most Viewed 2020 Blog – Truth or Consequences: Is Your Back Curved or Straight?
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Most Viewed 2020 Blog – Truth or Consequences: Is Your Back Curved or Straight?

As I started looking back at 2020 (amazing that someone would want to do that I know!), I picked out the most widely read and popular blog post.  Turns out it is about backs/back pain/ and solutions.  So I am re-releasing this one as this is obviously a very common problem and always relevant.  Catch…

What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?
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What’s the Best Exercise for Burning Fat?

Fat is good for us.  It provides fuel for our activities, including thinking.  Some fats contain omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids that help our bodies fight disease and inflammation.  Fat is there to help protect our organs, keep our bodies heated to a fantastic 98.6 degrees, carries around vitamins like A, D, E, and K.,…

Walking Shoes, Running Shoes, or Nothing?
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Walking Shoes, Running Shoes, or Nothing?

Ever wonder what the deal is with shoes these days?  If you are getting into walking or running, what do you need to know?  Is it OK to walk in a running shoe or run in a walking shoe?  And, what about these folks who say barefoot is best?  Here’s an overview and primer to…

Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?
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Exercise: Go Big or Go Home?

Disclaimer:  I am not talking about running marathons, lifting weights to exhaustion, or even making sure you glisten with sweat as seen on TV.  I am not even talking about making sure you eat a supersize ANYTHING after a workout. No no!  This time it’s about range of motion – big MOVEMENTS when you exercise,…

Can You Tell If Your Back Curves Are Normal?
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Can You Tell If Your Back Curves Are Normal?

I think that most of us go through our days without paying much attention to how much curve we have in our low backs. For sure, this is not something that is a real attention-grabber.   Even if we suffer from some stiffness or dull pain in that area, we don’t tend to focus on what…

Oh no! Inevitable Loss of Muscle (Sarcopenia) as We Age?
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Oh no! Inevitable Loss of Muscle (Sarcopenia) as We Age?

Is this another case of “it’s always something” to worry about?  Can we not have some good news in these troubled times?  In an attempt to stop anyone going into anxiety and depression over this, let’s say this… It does happen, but it is good to be informed about how it happens, so that there…